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Category Archives: Personal Growth

In this category, I go over all things related to making life easier, personal goals & accomplishments, or anything I want to share that doesn’t necessarily have any relevance to work.

Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about cutting costs to attend events, I’ve outlined a general description of the conferences, workshops, and seminars I’ve attended in order to help introduce some ways to invest in yourself.   CONFERENCES   WPPI (Las Vegas – March 2nd-5th) This is the biggest and most-well-known conference for photographers, and I […]

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How to attend conferences for less than $100 – TOTAL

First off, I’m not writing this based off tips from other blogs, and I’m not writing this to get SEO juice or eyes directed at my work (which I hardly even show on here anyways), or because I want to look like some expert on the topic.   I’m writing this because I want you, […]

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Twyla - Tim, this is great – but you didn’t include bed and breakfasts other than AirBnB! In Canada at least, they are cheaper than hotels, include food and often some lovely conversation, and often you can split them multiple ways. Also, CouchSurfing.org is a fantastic resource that not everyone knows about – that’s a place free accommodation and I’ve hosted and surfed plenty. It’s very safe and a great resource.April 29, 2014 – 1:30 pm

Cory Robbins - Hey Tim, I’ve been really trying to get back into photography for the past couple years now, and I have not spent enough time researching any workshops (or attending any at that matter). Just finding the time between learning the basics (taking phot101), and finding time to get good practice in, its difficult to see myself going on a four day adventure while working a normal 9-5′r and all. But in spite of all that, I know there are some good local workshops here in San Diego you are aware of and I will definitely look into those. Your article was very helpful in the sense that workshops, seminars, etc. are probably often times easily over looked, or underestimated, and it really was helpful… Good read, and inspiring like always! We met years ago at State, and still wish I took you up on that flag football invite… and I almost jumped on that little road trip to Mexico… maybe we will bump into each other at one of these seminars someday. Thanks for sharing!April 28, 2014 – 6:06 am

Steph MacKinnon - Great article Tim! I met you briefly 2 years ago at the 1st Canada Photo Convention in Vancouver. Would love to hear your thoughts on all the conferences you’ve attended as always want to go to the best of the best and interested in your perspective. Keep up the great work. Sincerely, StephApril 27, 2014 – 11:22 am

Lee - Hey Tim, Thanks for this post. Defintely does helpApril 27, 2014 – 10:49 am

Tracey - Great advice Tim! I am looking to network with other photographers and I think attending conferences is the perfect opportunity for that. Looking forward to your next blog on that. Thank you for your willingness to help others succeed! Very much appreciated :)April 27, 2014 – 6:28 am

Case of the Fridays – Event Marketing Freelancer Billy Gallagher

  I’ve chosen event marketing manager Billy Gallagher for today’s Case of the Fridays.  While it’s not his particular industry that I’m fascinated with, what I really *do* find intriguing about him is his lifestyle.  He’s been traveling for the past 8 years straight, and it’s led him to have some pretty incredible experiences. Billy […]

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Case of the Fridays – Food Blogger Whitney Bond

I’ve chosen food blogger Whitney Bond for today’s “Case of the Fridays.”  Whitney started her food blog a few years ago and it has since gained incredible popularity.  Her site gets over 100,000 visits per month, she has her own web series TV show, and is regularly featured on sites like Yahoo and Huffington Post.  I really […]

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Kimi Evans - Loved this! Whitney…can’t wait to see you with your own cooking show someday! You’re a rock star!!! :)September 27, 2013 – 9:54 am

Jenna - Yay for Whitney! I’m so pleased you’re finding so much success doing something you love . . . and it’s inspiring that you aren’t afraid of failure. I wish you the absolute best!!September 11, 2013 – 10:54 am

Cathy Dod - Hi Tim, Loved this post. Whitney is bright, beautiful and so very talented. No wonder she is successful in all her endeavors. She is an inspiration for sure. !!!September 10, 2013 – 1:51 pm

Ryan Greenleaf - So fun! She seems like such a cool person. WHO WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND HER?! :) I think you can relate to her Tim on “living a good life” with all of your travels. Heck that made me want to book a trip somewhere just to live!

Great Post!September 6, 2013 – 10:31 am

Case of the Fridays – CEO, Entrepreneur, and Media Expert Gary Vaynerchuk

Preface – I first read Gary’s book Crush It back in 2010.  He wrote about how someone can concentrate on what they love – even if it’s Duck hunting, underwater basket weaving, or the 1980′s show Alf – and make a living through blogging about the topic.  The book inspired me, and I’ve since followed several […]

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Christine McDannell - Loved everything he said in this interview! Great questions, Tim. Especially enjoyed how much he preached “Hustling” AKA: Work for free to get your foot in the door and really prove yourself and work your little a** off. Such amazing advice and I am afraid some people think it is just “luck”.August 30, 2013 – 12:37 pm